Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Hennessey, pack it in. It’s time to go back to the drawing board because the team at M2K Motorsports has broken its own standing mile record with its Ford GT. This is the car that did 293.6 at the last Texas Mile event, and now has crossed the 300-mph barrier (by a hair) with a top speed of 300.4 mph.
First, just in case you’re not familiar, the Texas Mile started back in 2003. It’s for enthusiasts who are brave, or foolish, enough to run their cars flat out in a standing mile (start from a stop) for top speeds. It takes place at Victoria Regional Airport where there’s enough space to attempt this madness. Entrants can compete for best in class, a chance to join the 200-plus club or outright domination like the guys and gals at M2K. Drivers have to be able to shut it down in a half mile, by the way, hence the parachute.
Basically, it was built for shops like M2K, which takes the fastest factory cars on the planet and makes them even faster. Its customer builds include a twin-turbo Dodge Viper, a Ford Mustang drag car and the Mullet Ford GT (built for Jason Stevens (Mullet)).
We’ve called M2K for more information and will update, but the car is said to have more than 2,000 hp, possibly closer to 2,500.
Pro tip: If you see a car with a parachute attached, don’t race it.
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